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Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol
Presidential inaugural ceremonies are perhaps the most widely known of the...

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Getting Here
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
Throughout the U.S. Capitol Building’s 220-year history, there have been many...

The Nation's Stage

The U.S. Capitol serves as the nation’s stage, hosting annual events such concerts and the Capitol Christmas Tree. Additionally, the Capitol hosts Presidential Inaugurations every four years and is the location for many ceremonies such as the lying in state of honored citizens. The Capitol Building hosts hundreds of other events annually including rallies, protests and other gatherings that demonstrate the Constitutions First Amendment in practice.

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